Kale-ikopita (Kale & Spinach Pie)

by Stacie




I was feeling creative one evening and had all the right ingredients in my fridge. This turned out delicious, so I had to share!! It might seem like a lot of steps, but it's actually really easy.


5-8 cups chopped kale and other greens, if you have them (as much as you have - it cooks down A LOT)
Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped (optional)
1 red onion red onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 - 1 standard size packet of Halloumi cheese, cut into small cubes
6-8 layers of filo dough (can use wheat free or regular), cut into about 8"x8" squares (or the size to fit your pie or quiche baking dish
olive oil (I apply it in a spray bottle, but you can also brush it on)
couple Tbsps of grated cheese, any kind, to melt on top small pinch of ground nutmeg
salt and pepper, to taste


1) In a big sauce pan, saute the onions in a tiny bit of olive oil. When softened a bit, add the garlic, then the kale/greens and cook down with a pinch of salt until they are all wilty. You may have to add a Tbsp of water, to help them along. Add nutmeg, and stir in. You want this to be cooked down, and not too wet.

2) Take off the heat and mix in diced halloumi. Put aside.*

3) Grease a pie tin or quiche dish, and layer filo sheets, spraying lightly with olive oil between layers. As you put in each new sheet, rotate it slightly, so that the corners of one sheet are not directly on top of the one below (forming a sort of many-pointed star). The edges of the filo should come over the edge of the dish.

4) Spoon in greens/cheese mixture, and smooth over. Fold the edges of the filo in over the greens as far as they will go, and spray with one last layer of oil. This will help them brown with a nice consistency.

5) Sprinkle grated cheese lightly over the top, and bake in oven at 160 C/350 F until the filo is golden and crispy round the edges (about 20-30 mins).

6) Take out, serve in slices with a fresh tomato salad. Enjoy, knowing that you're getting heaps of vitamins & minerals from the greens..delicious and healthy!!

*If you prefer the pie to be firmer, you can let the greens mixture cool a bit, and add 2 beaten eggs to it before putting into pie dish.

Stacie from www.eating-healthy-is-fabulous.com

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